Nottingham Forest take on Rochdale in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup at The City Ground tomorrow night (kick-off 7pm).The Reds youngsters saw-off Cardiff City in round three and will be hoping to set up a home tie against either Huddersfield or Stoke with a victory over Dale.
But Lead Professional Development Coach Gary Brazil envisages a tough contest.
He said: “Steve Chettle and I went up to see Rochdale play Crewe in the previous round and we were very impressed with them. They’re well organised, they play to their strengths and they’re a threat. It won’t be an easy game at all, we won’t be taking them lightly.
“We’ve made sure that the boys understand that this is going to be a very tough game, we’re well-focussed and understand that Rochdale have players who can hurt us.
“But we’ve got good players - I’m in a really good place with this group and if we’re on our game I expect us to go through.
“If the public want to come down and watch they’ll see a group of kids, some of whom aren’t far away from the first team, who are really keen to do well for the football club.”
Admission for the game is priced at £3 adults and £1 concessions.